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Shaquille Payne


Cell Phone: (585) 363-2089

How long have you been a Preceptor?

4 years

What is your philosophy as a Preceptor?

I believe that any student is capable of being successful they just need the right attention and motivation. Every moment is a teaching moment, and every place is a classroom.

What motivates you to be at Vertus? (what is your “why?")

I am a young black man that came from the same background as many of our students and I want them to see that success is possible; to provide insight and guidance that I didn't have when I was in their shoes.

Who are you outside of Vertus?

I am an artist (poetry, music, visual), I am owner of my own label and consulting/management company. I am a community advocate through teaching artistry. I am a international slam poetry competitor and champion. When I'm not working I like gaming on my phone and cooking.

What is your motivational message for students, current or future?

"We are not victims, we are creators. life will not happen to us, we will happen to LIFE!" -Shaq Payne

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